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There are times when we believe in everything and everybody but ourselves. There is a constant search for mentors and role models when they exist within us.

The most brutal beating that we take is the one that we inflict upon ourselves. We make one mistake and we count ourselves out before the referee can blow the whistle.

We beat ourselves down into a state of depression. Depression is a dark and dreary place where we drink tears for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We tend to use our carnal mind, eyes and ears that are distorted during this dark time.

Have you ever cried all night long? If so, do not cry a minute past midnight because the bible states that Crying may last for a night. But joy comes in the morning. This passage was taken from Psalms 30:5 in the International Children’s Bible. Midnight is the cut off point for one day and if you cry one minute past midnight, you have blocked your joy from coming. Dry your eyes at midnight if you really have to cry. Place a smile on your face and embrace joy. Cheer up, it’s morning time, joy has arrived!

Is self doubt is still hanging around harassing you? If so, get rid of it. I hear you saying, “I have made so many mistakes.” This is a familiar phrase that has been spoken so faithfully by many people. But, you are not alone. We’ve all made many mistakes but . . . the more mistakes you make. . .the more self-doubt and less confidence you will have in yourself.

Imagine yourself as a confident person free from self-doubt. Hold this image everyday until it sinks into your spirit. Whenever negative thoughts about yourself enter your mind, erase them immediately. Confidence will become a way of life for you!

Life can be full of questions and not enough answers. We know that answers are somewhere waiting to be discovered, but the question is where?  

I challenge you to keep a journal in the new year. Record your prayers and place a date beside your request. As soon as your prayer is answered, record it in your journal.  

Talk to God about it and remember that He is the creator and He has a solution to all of your problems.


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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Inakika wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Wow! This is beautiful. Thank you!

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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Ms. Kay

      I am a huge fan of journaling. I have several prayer journals and began in 2000.

      It is so theraputic and I recommend it to everyone. Something about writing to God. It feels so good. Especially if you have a burden. I write it down, tell God how I feel and then leave it alone.  

      Getting it out by writing it in my journal helps me to release it to God.

      I have to buy a new one for 2009 as I want a fresh, new pretty one - estatic

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      Ms-kay wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • leadinglady, I too have kept journals and sometimes notepads for over 20 years.

      It helps to write all emotions down. It definitely cleanses the soul.

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      Deborah Todd wrote Dec 23, 2008
    • Ms.kay and leadinglady, Thank you for those words of encouragement. I know exactly what you are speaking of and have recently discovered journaling through a support group I attended. I have been writing everything I feel and most importantly my prayers.

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